A look at the winter carnival in the South of France.
South of France.
The people in the South of France liven up the dreary winter months with a three week carnival.
M/S of gigantic papier mache figures on horseback on a carnival float. C/U of someone marching in the parade wearing a 'big head' mask. Low angle shot of a pirate ship float, children in fancy dress throw out balloons. M/S of various 'big heads' and men in horse costumes. C/U of a gendarme. Panning shot along a crowd. M/S of a man bouncing on a sheet held out by his friends. Various shots of clowns in brightly coloured cars and vans. Various shots of women in white riding horses under green striped parasols. A man sprays the crowd with fake snow generated by a machine. More shots of people and floats in the parade.
Panning shot of a plane taking off at Nice airport. Various shots of the airport, passengers are seen getting off the plane and climbing the steps to the arrivals lounge. Point of view shot inside a car going through a rocky tunnel. Panning shot across the marina at Cannes. Panning shot from a hillside statue to Cannes' harbour. Various shots of a woman in a dinghy painting the side of a yacht. Various L/Ss of the beach and harbour.
L/S of the harbour at Nice. L/S of red tiled roofs. Various bustling street scenes, various shots of people shopping in a market buying fruit and flowers. Various shots of people buying traditional Nicois pancakes from the market. L/S of Carnival parade passing the sea front. Various shots of carnival queens on flower covered floats. M/S of the sun setting over palm trees and the harbour. Various shots of night time carnival scenes, similar to the daytime parade shots accept the floats and streets are lit by coloured lights, people in costume throw confetti and dance - everyone seems to have got a lot more merry since sunset!